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23. Marathon Oil
Marathon Oil
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 23 (Previous rank: 36)
Compare tool: Marathon Oil vs. Top 10
CEO: Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.
Address: 5555 San Felipe Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-629-6600
Website: www.marathon.com
Breaking up is hard to do - at least for Marathon Oil. In a bid to lift its sagging stock, Marathon said last summer it would separate into two public companies, one for oil exploration and one for refining. Then the stock market imploded and Marathon wisely backed off.

Now, Marathon is battling weak oil prices, and spending loads of cash on a refinery in Garyville, La. Investors don't care much these days about the refinery business - they favor the cash flow of oil production. But the Garyville project will help Marathon meet growing demand for diesel fuel and net it some valuable tax breaks. - M.C.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 73,504.0 22.4
Profits 3,528.0 -10.8
Assets 42,686.0
Stockholders' equity 21,409.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 19,328.0
Profits as % of  
Revenues 4.8
Assets 8.3
Stockholders' equity 16.5
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 4.95
% change from 2007 -13.0
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 25.2
Total return to investors %
2008 -53.9
1998-2008 annual rate 9.1
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Exxon Mobil 1 442,851.0
2 Chevron 3 263,159.0
3 ConocoPhillips 4 230,764.0
4 Valero Energy 10 118,298.0
5 Marathon Oil 23 73,504.0
6 Sunoco 41 51,652.0
7 Hess 55 41,094.0
8 Tesoro 91 28,031.0
9 Murphy Oil 92 27,512.5
10 Western Refining 253 10,725.6
11 Frontier Oil 383 6,498.8
12 Holly 420 5,867.7
13 CVR Energy 472 5,016.1
14 United Refining 688 2,994.2
15 Calumet Specialty Products 779 2,489.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Revenues: Excise taxes have been deducted.
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